Diagram Round-Up: Venn Pie?

Time to take a look at all the greatest chart, graphs, diagrams, and infographics that I found on the internet this past month!

I think the best way to begin is with an explanatory Venn Diagram, about Venn Diagrams! Mmmmm, also recursive. I love that intersection. Thanks to GraphJam for the goods.

Can you fit another one inside?


Figure-It Friday: Star Wars Pride Day

I think Friday’s should be about less thought and more pictures. Therefore, it’s now Figure-it Friday, when I replace text with figures. Enjoy these Star Wars ones for Star Wars Pride Day from GraphJam!


It Gets Better for Geeks Too

Lately, I’ve been watching some of the “It Gets Better” videos. I think this is a great movement. It is so inspiring to see people from all places talk about their experiences and to encourage youth and young adults to get through the tough times. I want to get involved, so here is my testimony to the “It gets better” movement, because I know someone out there needs it.

I’m not gay. Somehow, though, a lot of this stuff has been resonating with me too. I mean, I grew up a geek. I was watching Star Trek, and learning to solve Rubik’s cubes, and playing cutthroat games of Monopoly and Scrabble with my family. Actually, High School Me can be pretty well summed up by this Venn Diagram, and the fact that I enjoy making Venn Diagrams to sum myself up.

The intersection of my life.

I’m sure many of you recognize yourself at this intersection, maybe with a few of the details changed, but the idea is still the same. Geeks tend to get picked on. We make people uncomfortable due to our obsessions over seemingly stupid and childish things. We take part in activities that others can’t understand the joy of. We like to learn and always have a head full of facts, which can make others feel that you are a know-it-all. More

Best Diagrams of October

You know that I love Venn Diagrams, and charts, graphs, and a good infographic. Since I find so many of these on the internet, I thought I would round up my favorites for this month. Here we go!

Let’s start with something circular and delicious! Colored pancakes that are put together Venn Diagram style to make a colorwheel from Foodbeast.


But wait, there’s more!  More

Warren Spector: The Intersection of Awesome!

While at PAX, I got to see the keynote by Warren Spector. Spector is a pretty awesome guy. First of all, he’s a Disney Geek, and since I’m also a Disney Geek, that’s pretty freaking awesome. He’s also an everything else geek. He gave us his brief life story and it included comics, and science fiction, and DnD. Look, I even made a Venn Diagram to explain him. Not surprisingly, my husband and I pretty much fall in the center too! Oh, and yes, that’s a hidden Mickey in the Venn Diagram, or an obvious Mickey. Still cool.

Anyway, I just want to mention a few brief points from the keynote that stood out to me. More

My Geeky Social Life: A Venn Diagram

Yesterday was my DnD group’s first game in a while due to some issues including knee surgery and schedule changes, and we picked up a new member in exchange for losing another. On DnD nights, I make dinner (a.k.a. the crockpot makes dinner) and we eat before playing. Last night’s dinner conversation consisted of a discussion about whether or not Mario can bend the space-time continuum. It was fun.

Anyway, I realized that that’s the kind of conversation I love having. Also, I love DnD, and these are the same people who come over when we hold SciFi tv/movie marathons. When these three circles of people nearly completely overlap, and there’s no other real social circle you belong to, that’s when you know you’ve got an awesomely geeky social life, and I’m there. Are you?

Venn Diagram Tables

I know we usually post our own Venn diagram for you to enjoy on Friday’s, but I couldn’t resist these when I saw them! Thanks to Apartment Therapy (I may or may not have a slight obsession with interior decorating …) I found these amazing tables, reminiscent of those lovely informative graphical masterpieces. (We have a lot of love for Venn diagrams here at Girls Are Geeks).


Common Bonds: A Venn Diagram

A very late Venn diagram. I work with a lot of foreign nationals, and therefore am aware of a lot of international holidays. This weekend especially, we have Canada Day and Independence Day. It’s the wrong time, but I also tend to think of Guy Fawkes day. If you pare it all down though, it’s really very simple: we all like big, loud, bright, explosives.

Fireworks bring us all together. Enjoy your holiday weekend!

Ecology: A Venn Diagram

So, I am going to be scarce for the next four days because I am at the intersection of playing in the mud and doing science! Wait! Did I say intersection? Hey, that means it’s a Venn Diagram! I love finding new Venn Diagrams in my life, don’t you. So, if there is anyone out there who likes both science! and playing in the mud (and who doesn’t, really) then this tells you what to do with your life. I’m doing it, and it is awesome, most of the time. Today, I get to play with lots of dirt that used to be 10-19ft below the ground on a site that used to have a vanadium-uranium processing plant on it. Cool. Yes.

There you have it: Ecology is my favorite science. Also, if you will refer to a previous Venn Diagram, you will find the other reason I love Ecology. Now, I have to go do science! Enjoy.

Vampires: A Venn Diagram

I love vampires. No, really. I’ve read the entirety of the Anne Rice Vampire chronicles (that’s 12 books, and three more if you include the Mayfair Witches the crossover series). I read The Historian recently and loved it. I adored Forever Knight (and called him Nick Knight on 24). Although I have some personal issues with Buffy herself, the rest of her show isn’t too bad (I loved the Xander and Anya show!), and I liked Angel quite a bit. I wrote a vampire story for a fiction assignment in high school as well. Oh, and David Gerrold (my favorite sci fi author) has book about genetically engineered vampires in space: awesome.

Okay, maybe my thing for beautiful long-haired men helped a bit.

Anyway, where I am going with this. Well. I determined that Vampires can be easily represented by the following Venn Diagram. More

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